WORK-TRADES & INTERNSHIPS
WHAT WE OFFER
BOUNTIFUL FAMILY MEALS
3 Delicious, locally-sourced vegetarian meals per day.
(Most dietary needs can be met.)
COZY, SIMPLE ACCOMODATIONS
We’ve rented 2 traditional local Tico houses
across the road from the eco-lodge which are dedicated to volunteers.
You will likely share a room w/1 or 2 other volunteers.
Camping is also available for privacy.
* Access to private waterfall and hiking trails
* Laundry facility & eco-detergent included
* Personal toiletries (soaps, etc.) NOT included
ACQUIRE NEW SKILLS
Learn organic gardening, permaculture techniques & natural building while practicing your Spanish with us and alongside our local workers, Allen & Josué.
Learn to make homemade salsas, brews and jarred goodies in our kitchen.
A COURSE IN COMMUNAL LIVING
We want your stay here to be extraordinary, impactful, life-changing. We provide classes in Radical Honesty as a means of creatively dealing with conflict, getting over our hangups, and living together more harmoniously.
In addition to our regularly scheduled community events and activities, we invite all of you to share your skills and passions with the rest of us in a community class. Lead us in yoga, meditation, dancing, capoeira, herbal medicine, basket-weaving...
whatever your skill, share it with the rest of us!
HOW A WORK-TRADE WORKS
This is not a Job.
Trained, experienced, hard-working locals earn $2.50/hour.
As an inexperienced traveler,
we would not (and by law could not) hire you for your help.
This is also not strictly Volunteering.
We are not a charity or a foundation
nor a cause for social justice.
We are a start-up of a couple of friends and dreamers
with big ideas, small budgets and a DIY attitude.
This is an Experience.
A work-trade is an inexpensive way for you to travel,
to live in community,
to learn first-hand about sustainable living,
to focus on personal growth,
to share skills with other travelers
and an opportunity to contribute to a project whose values you share.
We think we're building something pretty badass
and we want you to come get your hands dirty
and be a part of it with us!
1 month min. - $360 per month
Lodging & All Meals included
(option to extend your stay @ $12/day after the 1st month)
Your financial contribution helps us pay for your:
housing, utilities, WiFi, fuel, food,
bedding, supplies, etc.
2 days off per week for traveling the area
We try to match your skills and interests to relevant projects and will guide and teach you as needed.
Help preparing communal meals
as well as regular cleaning duties counts toward your weekly hours,
even when we don't have guests.
Carve and maintain trails
Natural building projects (wood & bamboo)
Organic gardening, greenhouse and landscape, etc.
While these services do not count toward your Work-Trade hours,
qualified teachers will have the opportunity
to provide your services to the guests by donation
We also encourage you to share your knowledge and skills with the whole community in a community class.
NOTE: Our Work-Trade program is still under development, so details will be changing as we’re all creating and discovering the systems and patterns that work best.
3 month min. - $5/day
Lodging & All Meals included
Experienced builder capable of leading work-traders
in furniture building and other small construction projects
(mostly with masonry, bamboo and wood.)
Get creative and design your own projects.
Work outdoors in the open air in the beautiful Costa Rican rain forest.
We provide all necessary tools and open to your innovative ideas!
** Some hospitality experience required.
** Proficiency in English & Spanish required.
You will assist the General Manager in guest services,
bookings & reception,
community outreach and activities,
managing and recruiting personnel,
organizing activities, etc.